California bill would force utilities to give rebates for energy-storage systems

A bill that recently won state Senate committee approval would make California the first state to require utilities to dole out rebates to customers who install energy storage systems.

The Energy Storage Initiative (SB700) was approved last week by the state’s Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee and is awaiting a full senate vote.

The bill, authored by State Sen. Scott Wiener, a Democrat, would require the electric utilities to provide rebates to their customers by Dec. 1, 2018 for the installation of energy storage systems meeting certain requirements.

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from Computerworld News http://www.computerworld.com/article/3192709/sustainable-it/california-bill-would-force-utilities-to-give-rebates-for-energy-storage-systems.html#tk.rss_news

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